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  1. Growth of Independence


    from Brent Schondelmeyer Added 80 2 0

    This is an animated graphic showing the growth of Independence - population and geography - since the city's founding on the American frontier

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    • Independence - Heading West


      from Brent Schondelmeyer Added 58 1 0

      This is an illustrated segment of observations about Independence, Mo. when it was a great gathering point for traders, Native Americans, Mexicans and others who gathered in what, as then, the western…

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      • Hiram Young - Black Entrepreneur and U.S. western expansion


        from Jackson County Historical Societ Added 156 2 0

        Hiram Young (c. 1812-1882) was one of the leading manufacturers of wagons in Independence, MO for westward pioneers in the mid-19th century, notably the Forty-niners, and a successful African-American…

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        • Honoring James Lewis Boldridge


          from Brent Schondelmeyer Added 34 1 0

          James Lewis Boldridge was a highly respected African American horse trainer in Independence, Mo. during the late 1800s and early 1900s. When he died he was buried in the pioneer section of the city…

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          • New Life for an Old Independence Hospital


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            The Independence Regional Medical Center, built in 1909, served the Independence community for nearly 100 years until it was abandonded by HCA in 2007. After much deliberation city leaders partnered…

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            • Working History of Independence - Part 1


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              David Jackson of the Jackson County Historical Society provides a brief overview of the working history of Independence.

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              • Working History of Independence - Part 2 Armco


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                Keith Ploegger talks about his days working at Armco.

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                • Working History of Independence - Part 3 SW Bell


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                  Claudia McCarthy relives her experience working as an operator for Southwestern Bell.

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                  • JCHS 50 Year Celebration


                    from Jackson County Historical Societ Added 172 1 0

                    This video shares the history, stories and background about the Jackson County Historical Society.

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